WOMAN TEACHER’S BOOZY SEX WITH 2 BOYS
Scandal at Devon college
A TEACHER is facing prison after admitting booze-fuelled sex sessions with two teenage pupils at her home.
Jennifer Philp-Parsons, 45, groomed the boys and plied them with alcohol before having full sex with them, a court heard.
The court was told she twice had sex with one of the 16-year-olds in May at her home in Exmouth, Devon, and a month earlier had full sex with another 16-year-old.
Yesterday Philp-Parsons, who was head of music at a Devon college, admitted three charges of adult abuse of position of trust by having sexual activity with a boy aged between 13-17.
Proescutor Lyndsey Baker told Exeter magistrates court that the married teacher, who has children of her own, groomed some of her students.
Miss Baker said the burly tutor regularly gave one of the victims lifts to and from school and also took him to McDonalds for a meal and Costa for a coffee.
She also provided a kettle and toaster for them in the music room at the college.
Miss Baker said Philp-Parsons then invited pupils to her home where she provided alcohol.
“Both victims had sexual intercourse with her at her home,” she told the JPs.
Rumours began to circulate at the college and the teacher made no comment when she was first quizzed by cops.
But in a second police interview Philp-Parsons admitted having sexual intercourse with one of the victims twice and a second boy once.
“Both were 16 at the time,” said Miss Baker.
She added that the aggravating features were that “there was a degree of coercion, the use of alcohol, a considerable age difference of 30 years and a breach of trust.” Miss Baker said the teacher could expect a custodial sentence of between one and two years.
The teacher sat with her head bowed as the magistrates decided that the case should be sentenced by a judge at the city’s Crown Court next month.
She was granted conditional bail and left with her husband.
A Devon County Council spokesman said: “We suspended this member of staff as soon as the allegations came to light.
Following today’s guilty pleas we will now be starting disciplinary action.”